Cinder and Smoke is a webcomic started in 2011 following the lives and adventures of Bukowski and the twins he found while hiking, Cinder and Smoke. Cinder and Smoke are not as human as they appear and Buk struggles to keep them safe from society... and society from them. Strips vary from Slice of Life to Drama as they follow the ups and downs of life. Read it here.
- Abusive Parents: Buk's father was very physically and emotionally abusive, eventually causing Buk to cut all ties and leave.
- Art Evolution: Earlier strips were simpler, while the art in the later pages is polished to the point of looking like a published manga.
- Catch Your Death Of Cold: While Cinder and Smoke can't catch actual diseases because their body temperatures are too high, if they spend too long in the cold they run fevers as their bodies try to re-establish warmth.
- Cuteness Overload: Indigo gets this around Smoke.
- Deceased Parents Are the Best: Bukowski's mother died when he was a child, leaving him to be raised by his abusive father. He remembers her fondly and tries to live his life as a person she would be proud of.
- Papa Wolf: Do not hurt Cinder or Smoke. Bukowski is nearly 7 feet tall and very capable of flying into a Berserker Rage.
- Psychoactive Powers: Cinder and Smoke both tend to shoot flames/smoke when excited, and Cinder's chest glows when he's really nervous.